Sports Award Honours Mic Coleman Print

ImageMic Coleman, who has done so much to support and develop cricket and football in Hambledon over many years, has had his contribution recognised with an outstanding achievement award.

At the recent Sport Godalming awards ceremony held at the Charterhouse Club he was presented with the Downs Award, which recognises distinguished service in promoting sport in the community.

Mic has been actively involved in both Hambledon cricket and football clubs for several decades, and is president of both.

The award was made at a ceremony at which Hambledon Football Club, last season's Guildford and Woking Alliance Premier Division champions, were named senior team of the year, a remarkable achievement for one of the league's smallest clubs.

Matt Kiley, Hambledon FC secretary, said he was delighted that the club had been recognised. Of Mic he said: "He is one of the unsung characters of local sport; he is 'Mr Hambledon'".

Sport Godalming is a body which exists to support and encourage sport in the area.

Hambledon FC could not be promoted, despite winning their league, because the facilitiies at the club's Badger Park ground did not meet with requirements.

The club has planning permission for a new club house but is still fundraising before work can start.

Details of the football club, and its development plans, can be found in the Clubs and Organisations section of this website.

Mic is pictured above on the day he was introduced to Princess Alexandra, when she visited Hambledon in recognition of it being voted Surrey Village of the Year 2008-2009.



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